Augmented reality training ready for Sailors and Marines

ARLINGTON, Va. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global TechSolutions program has teamed with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, and industry partners, Magic Leap Horizons and Haptech Inc., to develop an Augmented Reality (AR) training environment.

Photo by John Williams courtesy of the Office of Naval Research.

The Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) project was tested at the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Detachment Chesapeake, on Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, in Currituck County, N.C.

TechSolutions is ONR Global's rapid-response science and technology initiative that develops prototype technologies, to address problems voiced by Sailors and Marines, within approximately 12 months.

According to company officials, the TRACER system consists of the Magic Leap One AR headset, a backpack processor and a Haptech Inc. instrumented weapon designed to deliver realistic recoil. TRACER leverages and builds upon software developed by Magic Leap Horizons as part of the U.S. Army's Augmented Reality Dismounted Soldier Training (ARDST) project.